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The House by the Cemetery (Arrow Video) Limited Edition [Blu-ray] 
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Shock gore master Lucio Fulci s The House by the Cemetery is one of the finest typically single-minded exercises in zombie terror. Its just a shame no-one told the Boyle family who move into a gothic style house (by a cemetery) with a bloody past and a guts spraying future, what is yet to come! You d think they d twig given the basement door is nailed shut that they should get the hell out. Instead they stay long enough to discover their zombified non rent-paying lodger, the cellar-dwelling, flesh-hungry Dr Freudstein and boy is he pis**d!
- Reversible sleeve with 3 original poster artworks and newly commissioned artwork cover
- Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
- Collector s booklet featuring writing on the film by author Calum Waddell
- Brand new High Definition restoration from the original negative presented totally uncut
- Optional English subtitles for both the English (SDH) and Italian audio tracks
- Audio commentary with star Catriona MacColl, moderated by Calum Waddell
- Audio commentary with co-star Silvia Collatina, moderated by Mike Baronas of Paura Productions
- Introduction to the film by star Giovanni Frezza
- Back to the Cellar: Interview with star Giovanni Frezza
- Cemetery Woman: Interview with star Catriona MacColl
- Freudstein's Follies: Interview with special effects artist Giannetto De Rossi
- Wax Mask Finishing the Final Fulci: Interview with Sergio Stivaletti about his completion of Wax Mask after Fulci s passing
- Women of Italian Horror: Featuring Silvia Collatina (The House by the Cemetery), Stefania Casini (Suspiria/ Bloodstained Shadow) and Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria/ The Sister Of Ursula)
- Easter Eggs
- House by the Cemetery Onstage Q&A Cast Reunion: Live from the Horrorhound convention, Indianapolis, March 2011: Featuring Catriona MacColl, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina, Carlo DeMejo and Dagmar Lassander
- Italian Trailer Compilation: Twenty cult trailers from the golden age of Italian cult cinema including several rare previews from the resume of the late, great Lucio Fulci each prefigured by a written introduction
- Deleted scene
- Original House by the Cemetery Trailers and TV Spot
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Outstanding Lucio Fulci horror which contains a lot of his best work. Almost certainly his most terrifying film, there is a very creepy atmosphere maintained throughout, tension & suspense are (especially in the lead up to the finale) remarkably high for a Fulci film and the jumps scenes are actually scary. The violence is strong - throats being ripped out, body slashing's, severed limbs & many more, although gory it never detracts from the film if anything it adds to the overall tension and atmosphere. The make-up & gore effects are excellent as is the brilliant score by Walter Rizzati adding to the already tense feeling. A strong exploitation Italian cast- Paolo Malco, Dagmar Lassander, Ania Pieroni & (British) lead Catriona McColl all are very good, however Giovanni Frezza who plays young Bob is excellent and steels every scene he's in. If there are any minuses some may find the conclusion is a little incoherent (a fault with many Fulci films), however I didn't find it a negative at all, indeed I felt it added to the films feeling of the dead never die.
The film crosses several horror genre's, from haunted house, monster, splatter, possession and something I felt was strongest a kind of stalk 'n slash/slasher film. One off if not the best film on the video nasties list & also Lucio Fulci's greatest film, a wonderful terrifying film.
For example, the babysitter's decapitated head rolls down the cellar steps, you or I would probably lock the door and call the police but instead, the main character takes her kid down with a toy torch even though it's as black as the ace of spades at the foot of the stairs.
Even though there are moments of unintentional comedy, the bat scene is worth looking out for, this is a good, creepy film and better than the likes of 'The Exorcist' which has aged like an old turnip. The only down side is the young lads voice has been dubbed by what sounds like a middle aged woman and that might work for the likes of Bart Simpson but it doesn't work on a horror film.
An enjoyable tale whose moral is that, if there's ann oddball in your cellar, kill him and kill him again, just to make sure.
When an acquaintance of his, a Dr Peterson, commits suicide, Dr Norman Boyle(Paolo Malco) travels to Boston to continue his work. Accompanying him are his nervous wife Lucy(Fulci regular Katherine/Catriona Macoll) and his young son Bob. Bob keeps seeing a young girl called Mae, who warns him about the house they will be staying in, the Freudstein house. Nobody else meets Mae, so Bob's parents ignore his warnings. Soon they might have wished they had listened to their son, as strange things start to happen in the Freudstein house. What are the motivations of the strange babysitter Ann? Are the noises Lucy hears in the walls of the house real or imaginary and what evil lurks in the boarded up cellar?
This is probably Fulci's most satisfying horror film taken as a whole. Part of the 'Gates Of Hell' triology(or Quadralogy if you include Zombi 2), it is a very successful marriage of 'old dark house' mystery and blood and gore. It's dripping with atmosphere, visually stunning and is full of great performances. If young Bob appears whiny at times, well thats the fault of some awful dubbing, not the character himself, who is pivotal to the whole story. There is also the hideous Dr Freudstein, a living dead dessicated corpse who desires the flesh and blood of the living. A great, monsterous creation of Fulci's. There is also a terrific music score to round things off.
A word of warning about this DVD release. I bought it because it claimed to be fully uncut with a runtime of 90 mins. Well, it actually runs for just under 83 mins, and while the picture and sound quality are excellent, the incongriuities in the running times made me feel slightly cheated. I think sometimes you do get what you pay for. Anyway, my rating is 5 out of 5 for the brilliant film.
It is a boring, and even to many times comic, trying to be frightening movie. The storyline is without importanse and i doubt there is anything in the very graphic special effects, there will frighten a 21th. centery viewer. They even look ridiculously stupid.
This utterly boring movie, is only to be bought by persons who wan't to have a complete '70 horror movie dvd archieve at home, buying what ever there is to buy.
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